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  • ISBN: 1643133314
  • ISBN: 9781643133317
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.
  • Distributor: [Place of distribution not identified] : distributed by W. W. Norton & Company

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index.
Introduction: Three telling tales of empire -- The Akkadian Empire -- The Roman Empire -- The Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates -- The Mongol Empire -- The Yuan Dynasty -- The Aztec Empire -- The Ottoman Empire -- The British Empire -- The Russian Empire -- The American Empire.
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"Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the history of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our Western and Eastern roots. Next the narrative describes how a great deal of Western Classical culture was developed in the Abbasid and Umayyad Caliphates. Then, while Europe was beginning to emerge from a period of cultural stagnation, it almost fell to a whirlwind invasion from the East, at which point we meet the Emperors of the Mongol Empire... Combining breathtaking scope with masterful narrative control, Paul Strathern traces these connections across five millenia and sheds new light on these major civilizations, from the Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty to the Aztec and Ottoman, through to the most recent and biggest empires: the British, Russo-Soviet, and American."--from inside cover.
Subject: World history.
Imperialism > History.

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